vote stick anAs November approaches, 42% of California voters say they’re concerned with the integrity of the upcoming election.

Story by Nicole Nixon.

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Wildfires are burning year-after-year in wine country and lower elevations of the Sierra Nevada. But are pre-existing burn scars enough to ward off future fire?

Story by Ezra David Romero.

Governor Gavin Newsom says neighboring states and the federal government are offering help after new major wildfires broke out over the weekend.

Story by Mike Haggerty.




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    California Update for Wednesday, October 7, 2020

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    California Update for Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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    California Update for Monday, October 5, 2020

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    California Update for Friday, October 2, 2020

    A ballot proposition to reinstate affirmative action made it to the ballot in the midst of protests over racial justice. But a month out from…
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    California Update for Thursday, October 1, 2020

    A photo making the rounds on social media falsely claimed that more than 1,000 California ballots were recently found in a dumpster. Cap Radio’s…
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    California Update for Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    Dialysis proposition could require clinics to make staffing and reporting changes. Supporters of Prop 23 say the new requirements will improve…
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    California Update for Monday, September 28, 2020

    Opponents of Proposition 15 say the measure will lead to a “massive property tax increase” on solar in California. PolitiFact California found that…
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    California Update for Friday, September 25, 2020

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    California Update for Thursday, September 24, 2020

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